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         November 30, 2015




the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014. The new owners are calling it the Creston Country Market and Deli.  Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market. If you are like me and must have "Half & Half" for your morning coffee ( or afternoon iced coffee), let me tell you that the milk, etc. is delivered on Wednesdays or Thursdays ! Also, they have on hand some delicious cookies and brownies (made in house) ::::  check out the counter !

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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  Message to any local who likes to play bridge - a small group is forming to play locally. Call Ann at 438-3543. We have three locals, mostly beginners, already willing to play. Date and time and location to be decided !!

   NOTICE ::  there will be  NO  Creston Advisory Body ( CAB ) meeting in December !
NEWSFLASH::  The Creston Women's Club is looking to partner with private citizens and local businesses to up the cash awards for the long standing scholarship program.  Since 1985, over $85,000 has been awarded to local residents for any type of school of "higher learning" or trade school, whatever. There was a very good program from about 1960 through 1983, with thousands handed out over that 23 year period. If you know anyone who would like to make a tax deductible donation specifically for the CWC scholarship program, please snail mail a check -- in any amount, no matter how small  -- made out to the "Creston Women's Club"  with a note on the check  "Scholarship program". You will be sent a letter that includes the CWC  501 3c  non-profit ## for your records.  Snail mail donations to:    CWC Scholarship Program,  PO  Box 63, Creston, CA 93432

   December 4th, 6 PM  Women's Club Christmas party at Rosie's home.  Pot Luck, and gift exchange (Steal a Gift) and general merriment.  ALL  area ladies are invited, especially former  CWC members. This is one of the best ladies night out parties of the year !

  Saturday, December 5th,  5 - 9 PM, Open House at the Critter Creek Ranch's Frontier Fantasy Christmas Light Display, located at 3897 La Panza Road, about 3  1/2 miles down from Highway 41. (it is just before Stage Springs Road). The lights are on the entire month of December. If you drive down La Panza, you can see the extensive, beautiful display from a mile away ! The Open House includes lots of great baked goods,  hot drinks, a large fire pit, and loads of friendly neighbors, with plenty of comfortable seating. New this year: a lighted trail up to the back area cross on the hill. I have been attending this Party for many years. Also, Open House dates are Dec. 12th and the 26th.  RAIN  CANCELS !  This is a family friendly event. Plenty of parking always.

  Saturday Dec. 12th  5 - 9 PM OPEN HOUSE at the Frontier Fantasy Light Display, Critter Creek Ranch.  See the  Dec 5th post for details.

   Sunday -  December 20,  6th Ever  Creston Christmas  Dinner Party Fund Raiser for the CATCH Fund, at the Center on Swayze Street next to the Rodeo Arena !  From 5 - 8 PM. Great door prizes and Live Dessert Auction. Tickets are $50 per adult. Tables of 8 available for $400. Only 100 tickets will be sold. Contact Donna by phone to reserve your seats at 610-1517. This event always sells out. Dinner will be Italian and catered by Simply Hope. The bathrooms are in now and the walls have been painted inside the Center. Looks fabulous, really. Thanks to the local contractors who did a wonderful job ! This is a great place to bring your friends and neighbors. Come early and walk around the spectacular Community Volunteer Garden, built, designed, and maintained by local residents, since 1993.  The sidewalks in the Garden were poured in 1994. The Creston History Book - it is in the Library - has the details about the founding of our beloved Garden. While at the Dinner, check out the amazing, hand built metal sculpture on the west wall depicting an oak tree, which posts little plaques with the engraved names of the donors to the CATCH fund. You may be surprised to see whose name and what clubs have made a generous donation to  CATCH the DREAM of a Community center. Details on the history of this Center are yours by clicking onto the button at the top of this page !!

 Thursday, Dec. 24th, around 9 AM - gather in front of the Post Office area for something unique to Creston::  the friends and neighbors bring goodies to share, the men's club makes some breakfast burritos, someone makes "cowboy coffee" on a huge spit  ( three huge, old-fashioned pots of coffee ) and I try to remember to bring the CoffeeMate ! At 11 AM, Santa arrives either by horse drawn carriage or by the antique fire truck and sits on the bench at the Post Office and hands out about 110 gifts to all the local children. The gifts are provided by the Women's Club and the helpers are volunteers. The Friends of the Library hands out great children's books to all the kids and a great time ( and a sugar high ) is enjoyed by all our friends and neighbors. Some folks dress up with Santa Hats and colorful outfits. In the 29 years that I have been here, it has rained only one time on this street party.

  Saturday, Dec.  26th  Critter Creek Open House,  5 - 9 PM, located at 3897 La Panza Road, about  3  1/2 miles down from Hwy 41. Gorgeous light display, tons of excellent goodies to eat, hot drinks, exceptional hospitality and fun for the entire family. Plenty of seating around the bonfire, farm animals, loads of friendly neighbors, and a lovely Christmas Party. The Frontier Fantasy Christmas Light Display is generously sponsored by local businesses, such as local radio station ( Paso Robles ) KPRL  1230 AM. I have been attending this party since it began many years ago. I even learned a new recipe for an amazing little appetizer from the hostess. Plenty of safe and accessible parking. New this year:  a lighted trail up to the big hill in the back and the cross.

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